The structural design of the experimental equipment for unconventional heating water using heat transfer surfaces located in the heat source
University of Žilina, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,Department of Power Engineering, Univerzitna 1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Flue gas temperature at throat of most industrially produced fireplaces is around 250 to 350 °C. It's quite interesting thermal potential, which can be even before sucking up the chimney back utilize. One of the potential uses of this device to heat the hot water. Article refers to the structural design of such a device, which works with the transfer of heat through a substance changes phase from liquid to steam in a sealed tube (heat pipe). Benefits of heat pipes is their light weight, the thermal effect of a rapid and low maintenance costs.
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